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More than 1,000 union employees at the New York Times have pledged to walk out if the news publisher does not agree to a complete and fair contract by Thursday, according to a tweet by the union on Friday. The NYT NewsGuild has sought wages that “keep up with inflation” as well as to preserve…

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Rail workers unions blasted President Biden Monday after he pressed Congress to force the organized labor groups to accept a tentative agreement in order to avert a strike.  “Joe Biden blew it,” Railroad Workers United Treasurer Hugh Sawyer said in a press release hours after the president told House and Senate leaders one of his…

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WASHINGTON — President Biden convened House and Senate leaders at the White House Tuesday and told them that stopping a looming rail strike was one of his top priorities for the lame-duck session of Congress. The president on Sept. 15 celebrated brokering a tentative deal to avert a work stoppage — but four of the…

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Amazon warehouse workers in dozens of countries including the United States are planning to walk off the job to protest pay and working conditions on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. Labor stoppages are being planned for several warehouse locations throughout the country, including Bessemer, Ala.; Columbia, Md.; Detroit, Mich.; Durham, NC;…

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London CNN Business  —  Britain’s cost-of-living crisis is already taking the shine off Black Friday. Now, the annual shopping bonanza faces an additional threat from strikes that could disrupt deliveries, subdue online sales and deliver another blow to the slumping economy. Some 235,000 workers have gone on strike across the United Kingdom this week, encompassing…

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Members of the largest US rail workers union rejected a proposed deal on Monday – a move that sparked concerns of a potential strike just ahead of the busy holiday season. Train conductors represented by the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers-Transportation Division, or SMART-TD, narrowly rejected the proposed deal. The vote drew record…

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More than 2,000 unionized Starbucks baristas walked out on the job Thursday, crippling some 100 stores across the country on one of the company’s busiest — and most profitable — days. Members of the Starbucks Workers United union walked out during the java giant’s much-anticipated Red Cup Day, a holiday mug giveaway that draws lines…

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Part-time professors at Manhattan’s New School went on strike on Wednesday — but the progressive university wants students to cross the picket line to keep attending classes while their instructors fight for better wages. Parents were stunned when they received an email from the university on Wednesday that said that despite the professor strike, the school…

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Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian on Monday assured travelers that its pilots won’t go on strike during the critical holiday travel season. “There is no possibility they [pilots] could go on strike for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any time,” he said when asked about the looming threat of a strike during an interview on the “Today”…

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More than 200 Gannett staffers are staging a day-long strike on Friday as they demand better wages and benefits — a fresh burst of unrest following recent layoffs at the newspaper giant. The NewsGuild, which represents staffers at Gannett — which owns USA Today and a slew of local papers such as the Detroit Free…

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